Houston Texans: Important takeaways from Anthony Weaver’s video conference

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Incoming offseason additions for the Houston Texans

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Weaver was particularly excited on getting the opportunity of coaching the incoming defensive players from the 2020 draft class.

“I’m excited about all these guys, particularly the ones that we drafted, Ross Blacklock, Jon Greenard, John Reid. Those are guys that have played some significant snaps and have played well in college, and we expect them to come here and to contribute because they have the three qualities that we talk about all the time: guys that are dependable, guys that are tough and guys that are smart. They have those attributes, and if you have those things, then you have a chance to come in and come in and play early.”

Weaver was convinced that the Houston Texans got two high-quality defenders in Ross Blacklock and Jonathan Greenard with their 40th and 90th selections.

“Starting with Ross Blacklock, he was a guy that from a measurable standpoint had all the attributes that you’re looking for. Then when you watched him on tape, he was twitchy, he was instinctive, and he found the ball. You can’t teach instincts in this game. Jon Greenard was a guy that you could see doing a bunch of things for us, and I think position flexibility, particularly in the defense we’re trying to institute, adds a tremendous amount of value. He’s a guy that can rush off the edge, can rush inside, can drop into coverage, and when you can wear that many hates, that poses a lot of potential problems for an offense.”

The Texans made it a point to improve the interior of their defensive line after D.J. Reader’s departure, and Blacklock could offer the defense an interior pass rusher that was much needed heading into the offseason.

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